Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire

Think Active Safeguarding

Statement of intent

Think Active is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every child and adult at risk, who participates in activities either directly organised by Think Active or through a third party working collaboratively with us.

Our Role

Think Active will ensure best practice that upholds the Advanced Standards in Safeguarding. The purpose of the standards are:

  1. To help create a safe sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm.
  2. To provide a benchmark to assist those involved in sport to make informed decisions.
  3. To promote good practice and challenge practice that is harmful to children.
We maintain these standards by:
  1. Having a safeguarding contact for the organisation, Luke Freer
  2. Meeting the requirements of the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport (CPSU)
  3. Implementing and demonstrating best safeguarding practice when core staff, volunteers and others are providing services, activities and programmes for children and young people
  4. Working with partners to influence, establish and implement agreed, consistent minimum safeguarding standards for sport and physical activity sessions locally
  5. Requiring those individuals or organisations that are funded or commissioned to provide any service for children and young people to effectively address safeguarding requirements
  6. Maximise our influence to promote safeguarding practice and principles within its wider partnership roles and relationships

We are required by Sport England to maintain safeguarding standards and are appraised annually and externally by Child Protection in Sport Unit.

Do you have concerns about a child or young person or has a disclosure been made to you about a young person?

If you believe a person or persons to be in danger;
  • Call an ambulance & police
  • Inform them that there may be a safeguarding issue
If you have a concern about poor practice or about someone please use the contacts below;

Coventry Safeguarding Children Board

For information specific to Coventry, click here

024 7678 8555 Office Hours

024 7683 2222 Out of Hours

Solihull Local Safeguarding Children Partnership

0121 788 4333 Office Hours

0121 605 6060 Out of hours

Warwickshire Safeguarding 

Report it!

Click here for information on what to do and where to go if you have a concern in Warwickshire

01926 886922 Out of Hours – children

01926 412080 – Adult Social Care

How can sport safeguard children CPSU

National Guidance & Resources

Working together to safeguard children

HM Government’s Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children was produced in 2015. This document sets the requirements and direction of many national and regional agencies. The link to these documents can be found here

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

The Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Sport campaign has been designed specifically for the sports sector to help raise awareness of how abuse can occur through sport.

Safeguarding for Adults
Ann Craft Trust 0115 951 5400

CPSU Resource Library click here

Childline – Childline Service

NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Child Protection in Sport Unit – Resources and advice for Protecting Children in Sport

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Local Police





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